Andreas Mai, Director, North America, Automotive Practice, Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group

Andreas Mai leads the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) Automotive Practice in North America. He is a thought leader in the "Connected Vehicle" business case and architecture for automotive and insurance companies, service providers, and governments. He also focuses on how technology can unlock collaboration efficiencies in the automotive value chain and enable new levels of customer experience and engagement. Prior to joining Cisco IBSG, Mai was a consultant for 12 years and worked for PRTM Management Consultants, a leader in operational innovation, and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, a strategy and restructuring consulting firm with offices in 24 countries. Mai has advised automotive OEMs and suppliers, industrial equipment and aerospace suppliers, and private equity investors in North America and Europe. His functional experience spans the areas of product development, manufacturing, procurement, logistics, sales and distribution, due diligence, post-close value capture, corporate restructuring, and corporate market-entry strategies. He has a Diplom-Kaufmannin European Business from the universities of Osnabrück, Germany; STE Universidad de Deusto, Spain; and Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom.